Police beat

Clintonville: Thief with sweet tooth breaks into apartment

A man told officers someone broke into his apartment in the 2800 block of Neil Avenue between 6 p.m. Feb. 1 and noon Feb. 13.

In a report filed Feb. 13, the man said the only thing missing was $1 worth of candy.

In other Clintonville-area police reports:

* An armed robbery was reported at U.S. Bank, 5020 N. High St., at 9:06 a.m. Feb. 11. The robber fled with $1,000 in cash, according to reports.

* An Indianola Avenue woman contacted police at 10:31 a.m. Feb. 7 to say she had been the victim of identity theft by someone who activated five phone lines in her name with Verizon Wireless, racking up $2,500 in charges.

* An East North Broadway resident reported at 5:40 p.m. Feb. 14 that her home had been broken into but nothing appeared to have been stolen. The burglary occurred between 6 and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13, the homeowner said.

* A Merrimar Circle North resident said he was punched in the left eye while in the 4200 block of North High Street at 4 a.m. Feb. 14. The man told police he was forced to seek hospital treatment for injuries from the assault.

* A Webster Park Avenue home was ransacked in a burglary reported at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13. A prying device was used to force open the rear door between 12:10 and 8:10 p.m. that day, according to reports. Damage to the door was estimated at $2,000. The resident said at least $5,000 in jewelry was missing.

* An East Dunedin Road woman returned from vacation at 8:46 p.m. Feb. 12 to find that her home had been broken into while she was away. Nothing appeared to be missing, she said. Damage to the back door was estimated at $100.

* A Winthrop Road home was burglarized between 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11. The resident said a $600 pair of earrings had been stolen and the French doors of her home had sustained $1,500 in damage.

* A West Royal Forest home was broken into at noon Feb. 12, according to reports. A pair of sunglasses worth $300 and a $15 pair of earrings were stolen, the homeowner said, adding that damage to a rear door was estimated at $100.